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Recommendations

Webcheck.pt aims to make it clearer and simpler to understand the most relevant standards and best practices to keep your domain secure. The recommendations presented are merely indicative of some of the best practices that should be adopted in order to better secure the online presence of your organization.

DNSSEC

DNSSEC (Domain Name System Security Extensions) are the security extensions of the Domain Name System (DNS) protocol designed to protect and authenticate DNS traffic. These extensions make use of asymmetric encryption technology to ensure the authenticity and integrity of information exchanged between the DNS servers and between these and the users applications.

To learn more about DNSSEC, please check: "Tutorial DNSSEC", Associação DNS.PT, 2019 (Only available in Portuguese).

SPF, DKIM and DMARC

SPF, DKIM and DMARC are standards aimed at enhancing the security of organizations' email communications. The SPF (Sender Policy Framework) is intended to limit the authorized channels for sending e-mail, DKIM (DomaimKeys Identified Mail) aims to ensure the integrity and authenticity of the email sent through the use of asymmetric encryption technology and DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance) allows you to declare to the recipient domain what he should do after receiving an email that fails the validation of SPF and / or DKIM.

To learn more about SPF, DKIM and DMARC, please check: "Recomendação Técnica 01/2019”, Centro Nacional de Cibersegurança, 2019 (Only available in Portuguese).